I’m just finishing up some illustrations that will put the page count for the book at 66! That’s about one-third the final length I had in mind, but it seems to be coming together quickly enough.
I’m planning on writing about 225-240 pages to send off to a few hand-picked and trusted friends to read and evaluate and provide feedback. Once I hear back from them, I’ll be editing and whittling until everything is the best it can be before I send it off to editors, which might require hacking off a few pages.
Maybe I’ll use a hatchet.